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  • Current price for C300II EF is 8,110€ net

    plus 30% means 10,540. That sounds reasonable compared to the C500II with 15,469

    but that's just 300 less than the full frame FX9.

    • Same body as the C500 Mk II and uses the same accessories
    • 4K super 35 sensor with the capability of recording 4K 120fps without crop in Cinema RAW Light format
      • 1080p up to 150 fps
    • Dual Pixel AF, works in all resolutions
    • Has “dual ISO” function when recording in XF-AVC
    • It has an anamorphic de-squeeze function and false-color built in for monitoring
    • EF & PL mounts
  • Canon C300mk3 just got announced!

    The FS7 has been #1 in its niche for years, the FX9 seemed like the natural successor to take the throne. But this C300mk3 might steal it away from Sony??

    FX9 vs C300mk3: Identical price. (ok ok, FX9 is one dollar less!) Identical power draw. (35.2W vs 31W. Low power draw matters, the 63W of the C500mk2 is not a good thing when you're a solo operator) C300mk3 has better DR Canon has internal raw, vs Sony's external raw (need's an expensive external extension too!) EIS with the Canon is done internally for a smooth handover to post, vs done in post for the FX9. That's a point for Canon. I'll give the nod slightly to Sony for having the more versatile mount, but this is no longer the massive edge Sony used to have over Canon. Where with Canon in the past you were stuck with either EF or PL once you bought it (or sometimes, interchangeable but only by Canon themselves), but Canon now offers a user swappable mount between EF or PL (plus a bonus: or positive locking EF mount!! Giving you three options). NDs, Sony gets the nod again with the eNDs. AF, the FX9 has greatly improved autofocus for a Sony, but probably Canon might get the nod here. Likewise FX9 has greatly improved color science, but perhaps Canon might have the edge for the win here too?

    Is FF alone enough to make the FX9 win over the C300mk3? I don't think so, the C300mk2 is in with a serious shot to make a claim for the #1 spot for cinema camera on low budget productions.

    In a way, this coronavirus crisis is a blessing in disguise for Canon's C300mk3

    A big factor in the failure for the C300mk2 to live up to the massive smash hit success of the C300mk1 was that the C300mk2 was released too late to the market. As by that point in time the Sony FS7 had already gained a strong grip on the market. (of course the C300mk2's high launch price and lack of 4K 60fps didn't help! But if the C300mk2 had came out a few months before the FS7 then the C300mk2 might have prevented the FS7 from becoming a runaway success)

    Is the C300mk3 going to suffer the same fate again in being too late to the game? Perhaps not, FX9 has had a slow roll out due to needing a few firmware updates.

    But additionally almost nobody has been making big camera purchases in recent weeks, and likely most will be holding off on a new camera purchase over the next few months while the dust of this economic crisis settles. Sony won't be selling too many more bodies between now and July 2020 when the C300mk3 is meant to ship.

    Normally a company having most of a year as a head start over their competition gives them enough of a good solid lead that it is an uphill battle for anybody to overcome, but not this time. As much of that time has been lost in limbo while we're trapped by the impacts of the coronavirus. Canon C300mk3 has a real shot at this.

  • PR

    Adding to its robust and expansive line up of Cinema EOS digital cinema cameras, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the EOS C300 Mark III. The next-generation Super 35mm workhorse features a new Dual Gain Output (DGO) sensor and, like the full-frame EOS C500 Mark II digital cinema camera, employs a modular design and an interchangeable lens mount optional accessory that allows users to easily customize the camera according to the needs of each project, making it an ideal tool for a wide range of video content production. The introduction of C300 Mark III, alongside the already announced C500 Mark II, signal Canon's equal and high attention to the two important constituencies of Super 35mm and full-frame content creation.

    "Creativity should never be hampered by a lack of choice. Canon understands that, which is why we continue to expand and build upon our award-winning lineup of Cinema EOS cameras," said Tatsuro "Tony" Kano, executive vice president of the Canon U.S.A., Inc. Imaging Technologies and Communications Group. "The EOS C300 Mark III is the latest finely engineered cinema camera from Canon that will seamlessly integrate into a creator's toolbox, providing users with an imaging solution that delivers a myriad of possibilities and potential. We look forward to seeing the visionary content created with the EOS C300 Mark III camera."

    The newly developed 4K Super 35mm DGO imaging system captures high dynamic range content by reading out each pixel through two separate gains. One gain prioritizes saturation in highlight areas while the other suppresses noise in the shadows. The result is an image with up to 16+ stops of dynamic range, clean rich shadows and vibrant highlights in up to 4K/60p. In 2K recording mode, the EOS C300 Mark III camera features recording speeds up to 180p. Equipped with Canon's latest video imaging processor, the DIGIC DV 7, the camera achieves more fluid and efficient recording of 4K and HDR and can process high-speed video recording, including 4K at up to 120p.

    The EOS C300 Mark III camera utilizes Cinema RAW Light a very powerful and useful tool for helping to cut the data size of a file to about one-third to one-fifth of a similar Cinema RAW file, without losing grading flexibility. In addition to being able to record 4K and 2K RAW data internally without using an external recorder, the camera also supports XF-AVC (with a choice of Intra or LongGOP), offering flexible options in recording durations.

    The EOS C300 Mark III camera is modular and customizable, just like the EOS C500 Mark II camera. Included with the camera are 13 accessories, such as a 4.3-inch LCD monitor and the GR-V1 grip. Users can also choose from a wide range of additional optional accessories that allow them to configure the EOS C300 Mark III camera to their preferences. Optional accessories include the EVF-V70 electronic viewfinder, SU-15 shoulder support unit and EU-V1 and EU-V2 expansion units. The EU-V1 expansion unit allows for gen-lock, sync out, remote use and ethernet connection; while EU-V2 expansion unit features those functions plus a V-mount battery connection, two analog XLR audio ports and 24v DC Out. Additionally, the mount kits (sold separately) allow users to exchange the EF mount with an EF cinema lock mount or PL mount.

    Additional features of the Canon EOS C300 Mark III camera include:

    • 4K DCI/UHD up to 120 fps and 2K/HD up to 180 fps -- with 4:2:2 10-bit XF-AVC recording
    • 2 CFexpress media card slots
    • Compatibility with EF and PL lenses (with optional mount kit) as well as anamorphic and spherical lenses
    • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, up to 120fps
    • 5-axis electronic image stabilization, which can be utilized even without the use of a lens with IS functionally
    • Support for Canon Log 2 and 3
    • Four-channel recording that supports 4 XLR inputs with the use of the EU-V2 expansion unit
    • User LUT allowing users to upload and apply custom LUTs
    • The camera body is approximately 6 in (width) x 5.8 in (height) x 6.6 in (depth) with a bodyweight of approximately 3.9 lbs., making it compact and lightweight.

    Pricing and Availability

    The Canon EOS C300 Mark III Cinema Camera is scheduled to be available later in 2020 for an estimated retail price of $10,999.00. For more information, including accessory prices and availability, please visit,

  • Current price for C300II EF is 8,110€ net plus 30% means 10,540. That sounds reasonable compared to the C500II with 15,469

    wow. My price math was pretty much correct. And with all the features it is competitive to the FX9. Canon seems to have learned and put away the cripple scissors

  • @flash

    Wrong topic. :-)